Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefront – TechCrunch
However, in our collective infatuation with data (and obtaining more of it), what’s often overlooked is the role that storytelling plays in extracting real value from data. Yet this can be an area where data scientists struggle. In Anaconda’s 2020 State of Data Science survey of more than 2,300 data scientists, nearly a quarter of respondents said that their data science or machine learning (ML) teams lacked communication skills. Here are some recommendations for how data scientists can situate their results within larger contextual narratives. In working with numbers, data practitioners have a responsibility to provide the necessary structure so that the data can be understood by the intended audience.